Dr. Jason Cramer has expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, and education leadership. Prior to his doctoral studies, he served as a high school chemistry teacher for nine years, earning a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. He later completed doctoral work at the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied protein macromolecular complexes involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression. At VCU, he gained experience in protein chemistry, cancer biology, epigenetics, NMR spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, and electron microscopy. Dr. Cramer subsequently joined NC State University where he worked with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to help them develop entrepreneurial skills and to successfully transition into industry careers. He built numerous collaborations with academic, industry, and government partners while at NC State, and he prepared several federal and foundation and corporate sponsorship proposals. Dr. Cramer also launched the Accelerate to Industry (A2i)™ program, which has since emerged as a national model for industry workforce readiness. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and drawing.
Education: B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University; M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.